To help is answer that question, let’s look at some history.
First we’ll discuss the much maligned Highlander series. The first film was excellent. But each successive sequel promised to ignore the sequels before it and be a true sequel to the original. So this has been done before. Though some may say this attempt was unsuccesful, we still have some other examples.
Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns ignored Superman II and IV, and billed itself as a direct sequel to Superman II.
Neil Blomkamp nearly got his Alien 5 screenplay greenlit, which would have erased Alien III and IV, and been a direct sequel to Aliens. And, recent news suggests he may still get the opportunity.
Speaking of James Cameron, he himself is producing a Terminator 5 which ignores Terminator III, Salvation, and Genisys.
The most recent Halloween movie was a direct sequel to the original, ignoring the events of the sequels, and is seen as a success.
After the disastrous Ghostbusters 2016 reboot, we now hear word that a Ghostbusters 3 set in the original unverse is in production and that the 2016 reboot will be ignored.
More recently, Bloody Disgusting reported the following with regards to Conan:
Arnold is clearly referring to a new Conan movie here, a proposed project that has had the titles The Legend of Conan and Conan the Conqueror over the years. As recently as 2016, Arnold had noted that the script had been written and the hunt for a director was on.
If this is indeed a huge trend in Hollywood, then why can’t it happen for Star Wars?
Ultimately it’s probably going to have to. The only real way to bring back fans to the franchise is to redo the Sequel Trilogy. They can finish the Episode IX in their SJW shitlogy if they need to, but they’d be better off not bothering with it.
Just start from VII again, use whatever surviving OT actors are left to fill in the elder Obi-Wan mentor roles, give Harrison an obsene payday, and stay true to George Lucas’ outlines.
Then restore the EU and nuke DisCanon from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.